Do not confuse CBD and THC
First, you can reassure your loved ones that cannabis as we usually talk about it refers to THC and not CBD. Products containing CBD have nothing to do with soft THC-based drugs, the consumption of which is completely illegal in France.
THC and CBD are two cannabinoids extracted from hemp and are two completely different molecules.
CBD is perfectly legal
In France, any product containing more than 0.2% THC is strictly prohibited. This cannabinoid is present in some species of hemp, but not all! Thus the consumption of certain subspecies of hemp is legal.
CBD, on the other hand, is a cannabinoid that consumption is perfectly legal. Only its culture still poses problems today on French territory even if the laws are gradually changing in its favor.
CBD: the science is looking at it
In recent years, scientific studies have multiplied to better understand the effects and modes of action of CBD. Its consumption and effectiveness are therefore not based on word of mouth or a grandmother’s remedy but are well and truly studied in the laboratories of scientists around the world.
Year after year, we understand better how this compound works, with interesting properties both in the field of well-being and in the medical field.
Neither toxic nor dangerous, quite the contrary
Where THC causes harmful effects (psychotropic, psychoactive, psychosomatic),CBD, on the other hand, does not cause any psychoactive effects. Conversely, this natural compound has a number of very positive properties: anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, antiemetic, neuroprotective, etc.
CBD is considered to be sure and nontoxic. It is also very well tolerated by our body. WHO has classified CBD as a safe substances in a study report in 2018.
CBD is not addictive
This is one of the main fears when we turn to a cannabis product since THC can cause very strong addictions.
For his part, CBD is not addictive according to the WHO. On the contrary, some scientific avenues even explore the use of CBD to fight against various addictions (drug addiction, opiates, nicotine, alcohol, etc.) while also limiting the risk of relapse.
Side effects that are milder than conventional drugs
Scientific studies converge on one point:CBD is very well tolerated by our body.
Among the side effects that can be found for CBD, we can note:
- fatigue (it is a natural sleeping pill);
- digestive disorders after heavy consumption;
- loss of appetite;
- a slight drop in blood pressure causing slight dizziness.
In comparison to more conventional drugs, it is worth pointing out that the side effects caused by CBD are milder.
No significant side effects were observed on the central nervous system, mood or vital functions.
Legal, studied, safe, without addictive effects or significant side effects, … this is enough to demonstrate to those around you that your consumption of CBD has nothing negative for your health, on the contrary !
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